While many of us look forward to the fireworks displays on and around the 5th November every year, some people are filled with a sense of anxiety in the lead up to bonfire night. People with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder often suffer as a result of the loud explosions..
PTSD is very common with many ex-forces and there are many in the PO area. All Call Signs are a local peer support network for veterans and service personnel.
Their goal is to use the power of community to improve the mental health of servicemen, women & veterans. They hope this will manifest in a healthier, happier life for individuals suffering with mental health issues and will reduce the number of self-harm incidents and suicides in the military community.
So while many are enjoying the firework displays, remember that for many people in this area it can be a triggering time, keep it to fireworks night